Underdog Reviews

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November 18, 2011
August 17, 2008
Underdog as a film is not totally worthless. It's a winner with kids, as is anything with a talking dog.
July 23, 2008
Underdog works best when spoofing superhero conventions, but the film goes to the dogs thanks to a drab story and frequent stabs at heartwarming bromides.
July 16, 2008
The essential cartooniness of the plot and the gags works against the rather lame attempt to lather on a message about reconciliation between father and son.
May 18, 2008
While this idea may have been enough to happily fill 25 minutes, the film version fails to effectively stretch it out to feature-length.
February 5, 2008
At just over 80 minutes it feels not so much like a proper film as a piece of extended filler for slow afternoons on Disney's TV channels.
February 4, 2008
...an affable, sporadically entertaining piece of work that's ultimately undone by its emphasis on relentlessly silly elements...
February 1, 2008
Despite the talent on show, there's little to distinguish this from any other bland family comedy.
January 31, 2008
January 12, 2008
An ill-conceived and often irritating bout of Children's film fare...
January 7, 2008
Disney's charmless live-action resurrection of the beloved super-mutt [is] just a bunch of mercenary actors and technicians who can barely disguise their contempt for the film's screenplay
December 19, 2007
...rather dull and uninspired, lacking in imagination or humorous spark.
December 17, 2007
A boring and uninspiring adaptation that lacks action and suffers from mostly static characters, Peter Dinklage as the nefarious Dr. Simon Barsinister being the notable exception.
December 17, 2007
par for the course in a town that sees every old idea as something waiting to be deconstructed, reinvented, or reimagined.
August 19, 2007
The tag line is simply brilliant, but that's about the only thing remotely associated with this film that would classify as such.
August 10, 2007
The elements of the film don't quite mesh: The villains are cartoony, but [director] Du Chau aims for soggy family drama in his father-son story.
August 10, 2007
The film is a smug and contemptuous mess from beginning to end that is likely to bore little kids and aggravate any adult still holding fond memories of the character from their own childhoods.
August 10, 2007
An underachiever.
August 10, 2007
A very bad dog of a movie.
August 10, 2007
...not as bad as it might have been...
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